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King County shelter waives adoption fees for adult dogs

King County shelter waives adoption fees for adult dogs

by SUSAN WYATT

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KING5.com

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM

King County officials say because of a flood of recent arrivals at the Kent shelter, Regional Animal Services is looking to find good homes for lots of great dogs and they are waiving the adoption fee for dogs older than six months until May 31.

“Because we don’t euthanize adoptable pets, space can sometimes get tight at the shelter,” said RASKC Manager Ken Nakatsu. “By temporarily waiving the adoption fee for adult dogs, we’re hoping to get more of them into loving, permanent homes.”

Until May 31, the adoption fee for dogs over six months old will be waived. Residents can take home their new pet for just the cost of the license, a savings of $75 to $250.

All pets from RASKC are spayed or neutered, vaccinated (including rabies vaccination), and have received a health exam. Available pets can be seen at the shelter, 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent, or online at www.kingcounty.gov/pets.

The shelter is also seeking volunteers to provide foster homes for both dogs and cats. Foster volunteers take care of pets on a temporary basis in their own homes until the pet is adopted.

Foster training sessions will take place:
          Thursday, May 19
          Thursday, June 2
          Thursday, June 9 
          Thursday, June 16
          Thursday, June 23

All sessions run from 5:30-7 p.m. at the shelter, 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent. To sign up for a session, call 206-296-3946 or email pets@kingcounty.gov.
 

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